Kids summer camps are finally back in session this summer — and everyone is excited (especially parents and grandparents.) But, if you’ve already missed out on camp opportunities from earlier this summer, don’t fret. Several upcoming offerings in and around Lake Country start in July.
They’re sure to make children smile, as they cater to a wide variety of interests — things like creative arts, theatre, golf, nature, spirituality, performing arts, horticulture, and karate. Here are some great options located near Lake Oconee:
July 4-10 and July 11-17
Camp Swamp is an overnight camp facility that hosts week-long overnight Christian camps for kids nine to 18 years of age. It’s located in a rural setting in Penfield on 188 acres of wooded land and open fields. It’s a place where the children safely gather and enjoy various activities such as basketball, soccer, laser tag, ultimate frisbee, swimming, fishing, paddle boating, a low-ropes course, ping-pong, arts and crafts, hayrides, and more. In addition, wonderful memories are made during cabin challenges, night activities, devotionals, and Bible classes. Each camp begins at 3 P.M. on Sunday and ends at 10 A.M. on Saturday.
Broadway Summer Theatre Camp Intensive
Performances July 15, 17, 22, 24
Located at The Plaza Arts Center in Eatonton, this intensive is designed for high school and college students who want to expand their vocal, choreography, acting, and other production skills. Students practice putting together an entire show from start to finish of an on-stage production. After two weeks of learning, the end-production will be weekend performances of the show ‘Once Upon a Mattress.’ The total overall time commitment is four weeks. Students gain incredible experience working closely with The Plaza Arts Center Artist in Residence.
Harbor Club Junior Golf Camp
Our popular summer program is perfect for aspiring golfers, no matter their experience level. It includes daily clinics to learn more about swinging, chipping, pitching, and putting. Then, with the guidance of our golf pros, the kids get to play holes on our prestigious course to show off their newly acquired skills. Drinks and snacks are provided each day. Ages five to nine attend from 9-10:30 A.M., and ages 10-18 attend from 10:45-12:15 P.M. Sign-ups are limited to the first 36 kids, and as of this writing, only eight spots remain. Please call the Harbor Club Pro Shop at (800) 505-GOLF or contact us online for more information or to sign up.
Geared toward rising first through second graders, Camp Discovery is located at Lockerly Arboretum in Milledgeville. Held from 8:30 A.M. to 12 P.M., children get to learn, examine, and explore the many wonders of the Arboretum. With activities focused on horticulture, nature, and heritage, the kids receive fascinating, hands-on learning that teaches them to be curious and learn more about their natural world.
Kids’ University Day Camp
July 6-30, 2021
Kids’ University’s mission is to provide a safe and wholesome environment for children to enjoy the summer season. Located at Georgia College in Milledgeville, the spirit and tradition of Kids’ University day camp offers fun games, arts and crafts, and lots of new friendships. Kindergarten-aged kids through fifth-graders learn and have tons of fun through a diverse set of age-appropriate activities. July’s weekly themes include Celebrating Freedom, Our Town, Kids’ U Has Talent, and Summer Rewind.
Shining Stars Performing Arts Academy
For ages nine through 20, this is the perfect Christian camp for any aspiring performing artists. Students are offered a three-pronged educational approach with singing, dancing, and acting. There will also be opportunities for writers and filmmakers behind the camera. In addition, kids will be instructed by industry experts on how best to film themselves, edit videos, and more. Held at Camp Swamp, it’s an excellent experience for kids who wish to thrive spiritually in the field of entertainment while building their confidence, leadership skills, and talent.
Summer Art Camp
Held at The Plaza Arts Center from 8 A.M. to 11 A.M., kid campers from ages six to 12 have a blast making multiple art projects each day. Kids will create their art pieces in a wide variety of mediums, including drawing, painting, pottery, weaving, and more.
Karate Summer Camp
July 26-July 30
Saltamacchio’s Tang Soo Do Karate School is celebrating its 13th Annual Summer Camp this July. From 8 A.M. to 3 P.M., kids from ages four to 12 participate in activities such as meditation, stretching, exercise, karate, games, crafts, movies, safety, bully prevention, and more. All activities are geared to help kids learn about focus, respect, teamwork, self-control, memory, balance, discipline, fitness, and coordination. The last day of camp includes a fun pizza party, and all campers receive a special t-shirt.
When summer camp is over, don’t despair. We invite you and your family to come to The Clubhouse or The Boathouse Restaurants to celebrate all the fun your kids had. Take a look at our menus and plan your visit today. We look forward to seeing and serving you soon.